English idiom: In the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time
We use the expressions, either in negative or positive, to discuss good or bad luck caused by being somewhere at the precise moment something happens.
It can be bad: She just happened to be standing right under the window when the glass broke. A meter away, or five minutes earlier, and no problem. But as it was, she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It can be good: She just happened to be standing on the corner when she noticed a lottery ticket floating by on the sidewalk. A few feet away, she wouldn’t have seen it; a few seconds earlier or later, and she would have missed it. Instead, she won $30,000, just for being in the right place at the right time!
Let’s to 2 separate images for this one to use in social
Text for image: In the wrong place at the wrong time = Victim of unlucky circumstances
Text for image: In the right place at the right time = Beneficiary of lucky circumstances